Questions tagged [stage-magic]

Referred to as stage or street magic to distinguish it from paranormal or ritual magic. It is one of the oldest performing arts in the world in which audiences are entertained by staged tricks or illusions of seemingly impossible or supernatural feats using natural means.

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Is Shaolin monk Hu Qiong using “Chi energy” to withstand an electric drill?

In one of the episodes of Stan Lee's Superhumans (the excerpt in question can be viewed here) a Shaolin monk named Hu Qiong claims that by training his body and "transfering Chi to the right part of ...
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Is a fistula through a torso possible?

I recently read about the "Huamn Pincushion" Mirin Dajo who used to apparently pierce his own torso on stage. All the reports seem to agree, that this was not fake. X-Ray images and video footage ...